November 18, 1997 to November 12, 2011
Rachet was born on November 18, 1997. I had just moved to Washington State from the Japan. I was married at the time and wanted a dog as I grew up with pets and since I was out of the navy I could get my own dog. We looked in the paper and found a mini schnauzer for sale. I remember us scraping up the money to purchase Rachet and I never really knew what a schnauzer was. When we went to look at Rachet I fell in love and we bought him home.
He went to doggie daycare from day 2 of his life with me. He never really liked kids and he was very protective of me even in the end. When he was 3 I got him a playmate "Socket" and they became the best of buddies. Rachet was with me when I went through my divorce and to be honest I never wanted kids cause I never wanted to put my dogs second.
Rachet hated baths as he would cry loudly and I would feel sorry for him and end his bathes all too quickly. Back in March 2011 he suffered a stroke but that stubborn dog pulled through it and I was so thankful.
Rachet was put to sleep on November 12, 2011 exactly one week prior to his 14th birthday. My heart aches not having my buddy here with me. Socket and I are really relying on each other to get through the grief.
I love you Rachet and you will always be in my heart.